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AfricaCom 2017 Awards finalists revealed
AfricaCom 2017 Awards finalists revealed

The top 20 shortlisted finalists for the AfricaCom 2017 Awards have been announced...

1 day ago

New brand campaign from MDXi
New brand campaign from MDXi

MDXi targets enterprise customers with new ‘Take a Break' campaign to increase awareness of the MDXi brand as a West African data centre company...

12 Oct 2017

Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa
Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa

AfricaCom 2017 presents a global speaker line-up in this uncertain age of digital disruption and transformation...

12 Oct 2017

The economic impact of internet disruptions in sub-Saharan Africa
The economic impact of internet disruptions in sub-Saharan Africa

Internet shutdowns in sub-Saharan Africa have cost the region up to $237m since 2015, according to a report to be released by the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa...

6 Oct 2017

Digital economy gets a boost with SACS installation
Digital economy gets a boost with SACS installation

Watershed moment for African internet: installation of first direct subsea link between Africa and South America begins in Angola...

10 Aug 2017

MTN targets data and digital growth
MTN targets data and digital growth

MTN Group CEO Rob Shuter has announced a strategy that means to reposition the mobile network operator to claw back market share and capture the growth in African consumer spending...

4 Aug 2017

Three African markets worst affected by spam calls
Three African markets worst affected by spam calls

Truecaller Insights reveals the top 20 countries affected by spam calls in 2017, including the top three African countries...

2 Aug 2017

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Internet users in Nigeria hit 91.6 million

According to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the number of internet users in Nigeria's telecommunications networks has increased to 91.6 million in June...

31 Jul 2017

Kamal Mokrani
Connecting an unconnected Africa through Wi-Fi

The most recent figures from the International Telecommunications Union showed that Africa's internet access has increased by up to 28% between 2000 and 2015...

By Kamal Mokrani 28 Jul 2017

Etisalat Nigeria has changed to 9mobile
Etisalat Nigeria has changed to 9mobile

Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services Limited (EMTS), which previously traded as ‘Etisalat Nigeria' has changed its name to 9mobile...

19 Jul 2017

4G subscriptions continue to grow in Africa
4G subscriptions continue to grow in Africa

According to Dataxis, in 2016, most 4G subscribers came from a few leading countries in northern and southern Africa. Significant disparities in 4G development and adoption still exist depending on the country...

20 Jun 2017

MTN pays $98m part of Nigerian fine
MTN pays $98m part of Nigerian fine

LAGOS, Nigeria: South African telecoms giant MTN has paid nearly $100m of a $1.7bn fine for failing to disconnect unregistered SIM cards in Nigeria...

3 Apr 2017

New mobile telephone network solution for rural Rwanda
New mobile telephone network solution for rural Rwanda

Mobile connectivity solutions in Rwanda will reach 1 million people and drive social and economic growth in remote places…

1 Mar 2017

Data is falling
Data is falling

Cellphone and smartphone usage is one of South Africa's great development success stories. Mobile telecommunications and smartphones have enabled...

By Luke Muller 21 Dec 2016

Frost & Sullivan's top tech trends for Africa in 2017 - Part 2
Frost & Sullivan's top tech trends for Africa in 2017 - Part 2

In continuation of Part 1, Frost & Sullivan's ICT team highlights a few tech trends...

14 Dec 2016

Frost & Sullivan's top tech trends for Africa in 2017 - Part 1
Frost & Sullivan's top tech trends for Africa in 2017 - Part 1

It's easy to be inundated by the avalanche of technology that exists and is constantly coming out, leading to a plethora of emerging trends in the market and across the globe.

13 Dec 2016

Jens Schulte Bockum, MTN's new group chief operating officer
MTN Group appoints movers and shakers

MTN Group has again tapped into the talent pools of its competitors and the banking sector to bolster its executive team...

By Thabiso Mochiko 9 Dec 2016

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Airtel and Facebook to launch Free Basics in Nigeria

Bharti Airtel Africa, a telecommunications service provider with operations in 17 countries across Africa, has announced that it has launched Free Basics in Nigeria in partnership with Facebook...

11 May 2016

Mobile money provides greater access to banking services in sub-Saharan Africa
Mobile money provides greater access to banking services in sub-Saharan Africa

Still barriers to entry for sub-Saharan mobile money services...

7 Mar 2016

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Mobile phone users in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya hit 700 million

The profile of mobile phone subscriptions in Africa, especially the sub-Saharan (SSA) region has increased tremendously. According to reports, mobile phone subscriptions are now...

By Adeyemi Adepetun 18 Feb 2016

Submarine cable system between Nigeria and Cameroon completed
Submarine cable system between Nigeria and Cameroon completed

The high capacity Nigerian-Cameroon submarine cable system (NCSCS) connecting Lagos in Nigeria and Kribi in Cameroon has been completed...

12 Jan 2016

Fine doesn't keep MTN Nigeria down
Fine doesn't keep MTN Nigeria down

The raging dispute between MTN and Nigerian authorities - now being battled out in court - has not made the cellphone giant shy about expanding in Africa's most populous country...

By Asha Speckman 11 Jan 2016

MTN confirms it will fight Nigerian fine
MTN confirms it will fight Nigerian fine

Africa's biggest mobile services provider MTN Group (MTN) has confirmed that it is planning to contest a R59bn fine imposed by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)...

21 Dec 2015

MTN provides update on Nigerian fine negotiations and issues further cautionary
MTN provides update on Nigerian fine negotiations and issues further cautionary

Telecoms and mobile operator MTN on Monday said its executive chairman Phuthuma Nhleko had met Nigerian authorities...

16 Nov 2015

MTN CEO resigns following Nigeria fine fiasco
MTN CEO resigns following Nigeria fine fiasco

"MTN CEO Sifiso Dabengwa quits", reports TimesLive. This comes after last week's news that MTN's operating licence in Nigeria has been renewed for another five years...

9 Nov 2015

MTN says Nigeria approves licence renewal
MTN says Nigeria approves licence renewal

South African mobile giant MTN said on Tuesday that its operating licence in Nigeria had been renewed for another five years, despite being hit with...

5 Nov 2015

Nigeria sets MTN fine deadline
Nigeria sets MTN fine deadline

LAGOS: Nigeria's telecoms regulator said on Thursday it has set a November 16 deadline for South African mobile giant MTN to pay a $5.2 billion fine for missing a deadline...

30 Oct 2015

Nigeria's ICT industry prepares for growth - NCC
Nigeria's ICT industry prepares for growth - NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) have called on local and foreign investors to key in to its economy as the telecoms sector prepares for another quarter of growth...

23 Oct 2015

Plenty to Smile about over super-fast inroads into African markets
Plenty to Smile about over super-fast inroads into African markets

Smile Telecoms is making inroads in Africa with the deployment of its super-fast long-term evolution (LTE) or 4G wireless network while it awaits clarity...

15 Sep 2015

Alcatel-Lucent Technology Week puts emphasis on ultra-broadband technologies
Alcatel-Lucent Technology Week puts emphasis on ultra-broadband technologies

Alcatel-Lucent's Technology Week, organised in early July, took place at a three-day event in both Lagos and Abuja and was well attended by...

21 Jul 2015

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